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Coolest Homemade Toy Robot Costume 34

by Dawn
(West Bend, WI)

Homemade Toy Robot Costume

Homemade Toy Robot Costume

Our daughter loves to make things out of boxes. This inspired her to want to be a toy robot for Halloween this year. We let her pick out the color, and painted the boxes with craft paint. We added rivets around the border with metallic paint. We had fun finding gauges which we encased in the cover from Pringles cans, a control board mounted on the top of a shoe box that we added some buttons to add dimension, and gears we cut out of craft foam and secured with brass paper fasteners.

The ears were made from empty applesauce containers with a dowel, a craft wooden ball, and a slinky to connect them. We used screen on the mouth for her to look through. We used a dryer vent hose for the arms, and pipe wrap insulation secured with Velcro for the legs. We modified shoe boxes to fit securely around her shoe which we cut a hole in top big enough to fit her foot into the shoe. To keep the shoe from coming out, we strung a piece of elastic across the bottom of the box.

My husband added some trailer lights hooked up to 9V batteries. We even added a crank to the back attaching it to the head of a paint roller. We spent a lot of time on the details of her Homemade Toy Robot Costume, and used a ton of hot glue, but it was an overall inexpensive costume!

 Toy Robot Costume

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Awesome Custume!!!
by: Anonymous

I think this is the best kids Robot costume ever! Too bad I can't buy it from you! lol
I am going to make my attempt at it for this year. My 6 year old boy wants to be a robot so badly. Thanks for the help....hope I can make you proud.
:)

i love it
by: ronnie treston

i like it so much that i am going to make one for my self. and am an adult...

question about the crank
by: Anonymous

may I ask what did you use for the crank and how did you attach it to the paint handle? Thanks! This is the best I've seen!

reply to how we made the crank
by: Anonymous

We used a heavier gauge of cardboard to cut the crank out. We covered it in aluminum foil. We cut a slit on the end of the paint roller to slide the cardboard crank into. It was secured with hot glue. Hope this helps!

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Coolest Robot Halloween Costume 28

by Parsine A.
(King of Prussia, PA, USA)

Homemade Robot Halloween Costume

Homemade Robot Halloween Costume

I wanted an original costume instead of the stuff my friends were going as. Anyways they were a little to revealing for me. My one friend kept telling me to be a robot but in a joking way. After a while i started thinking about a Robot Halloween Costume and was really into it. I decided if I was going to be a robot it should be all shiny and fun.

I got a box and spray painted it a shiny metallic and got a smaller box for my head. After I painted the boxes I attached my dodads and then made the antena using an old wire hanger. The little ball on the top glows in the dark. I also used glow in the dark paint for the eyes.

I decided to only tape the back of the smaller box for my head to the back of the torso so I can lift it up without it falling off. I used CD's on the side to be my ears and I used some bottle caps to make them stick out so they aren't flat on the costume. I used some bottle caps, CD's and other little items to decorate the front of it. I also made a heart beat type thing for the front of it.I used a keyboard so it looks a little more computerish.

If you decide to make a costume like mine please send me some pictures of what it looks like! I'd love to see other peoples ideas!

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Coolest Robot Costume 26

by Timothy B.
(Adelaide)

Homemade Robot Costume

Homemade Robot Costume

For New Years Eve, my friend Curtis threw a “Future Theme” party. From the moment I heard the theme, I knew exactly what I wanted to dress as.

I made a box robot with working robotic hands, ducting for arms and legs, LED lights, working LCD screen (connected to a laptop in my backpack), flashing visor, and a drinks-compartment so I can drink through a tube while in the costume!




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AWESOME
by: ravenwolven

This should be the winner!

Where did you get the claws? I love the drink idea! That is just too cool.

HOT
by: Anonymous

I just wish I was this cool- but I did get some good ideas for lights, although all I can procure are blinking head lamps.

GOOD!
by: DX

I like the extending hands, and how you put a drink inside to suck from. Very cool!

eye slights
by: Anonymous

are the eye slights led or painted? I would imagine led would be hard to see through

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Coolest Robot Costume 30

by Meagan
(Goldendale WA)

Homemade Robot Costume

Homemade Robot Costume

This Robot Costume was fun to make. I took two boxes and spray paint, dryer vents and some red duct tape. It was so easy to do. I added some reflectors and some flashing lights to the control panel. It was a little more than I was expecting to spend but it turned out great!

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Cute!
by: Anonymous

You did a really good job on that! It's really cute!

Cute!
by: Tara

You did a great job on that costume, it turned out really cute!

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Coolest Homemade Robot Halloween Costume 35

by Roweland B.
(Seattle, Wa)

Homemade Robot Halloween Costume

Homemade Robot Halloween Costume

For this homemade robot Halloween costume I used cardboard boxes, spray painted silver. Dryer ducting was used for the arms and legs and CDs for eyes.

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